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Katinca


Katinca

See my vest.... see my vest...
Location: Adelaide - South Australia

Total posts: 693
Posted:SO..

I was reading the thread about Mushrooms, and someone (I assume from England) said the word 'Ming' this brought back memories from us living in England. Espeically from a girl who I worked with who decided everything that was to do with Mushrooms was 'Mingin' - meaning really really horrid.

As a person from Adelaide, South Australia we as Adelaidians use the word - 'HEAPS' (meaning -lots) and we use it heaps, in fact I have been laughed at from Myst hug and others for using it too much at times while overseas. smile

So I am wondering what other words do the ppl of HOP know that are local to them, and what do they mean...


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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:I love these kinds of threads cool

Here's a bit of Gosport/Portsmouth slang for you...

Dinlo
Idiot.

Lairy
Cheeky.

Matlow
Sailor. Comes from the French "matelot" of the same meaning.

Mush
Person or friend.

Skate
Also "sailor", but is also used to describe a civilian from Portsmouth.

Squinny
To or moan or tell tales.

"Weeeeeeeeee!"
An expression of surprise when told something unusual.

Some of these might be Romany - that in addition to naval slang makes for an interesting mix. There are a few more words and phrases that I use between my friends and family but I might save those for later.

Oh, by the way, "local vocal" would be "local chat" here.

Example:

(On seeing a friend reading something in a foreign language)

"That's not local chat, is it?"


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"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

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weeleigh


weeleigh

look a rainbow!
Location: Waterford, CT

Total posts: 237
Posted:Wow, I was actually talking about this at dinner tonight. My friend thought it was strange that we say "wicked" a lot. As in, "That was wicked awesome." Or something.

But, I also am a fan of:

wigging out - getting crazy and stressed

and

sketch - really weird or creepy

I also say P.S. a lot, which isn't really the same thing, but my friend agrees that it's a little strange since I'm not writing, and I don't usually say if after anything. I just like the way it sounds. smile


However, one of the girls in my dorm is from Virginia, and I make fun of her a lot, cause she says that things are "yum" or "tight" or that she's "sweatin' "
them, all of which confuse me a lot. biggrin


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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:A bit of Canada for you all...just to show you how complicated our language can be...

Eh?
Pardon?

Eh?
Don't you think?

'Eh
You over there

Eh!
An expression of joy

Eh?
an exclamation of suprise

Eh
Used instead of question marks.

Eh
Used instead of exclamation marks.


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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
Posted:lol @ Immortal Angel!

I dunno if it's Sydney vernacular specifically, or something I picked up in corporate land, but I say "no joy" a lot. ie "We had no joy on getting that room booked," "no joy on server issue yet" etc. I always feel like a tosser when I use it, but it's versatile and efficient. smile

I use wicked a lot. Sweet, Nice, Fully.

Fully is also very versatile:

"fully" = agreeance
"fully" = acknowledgement of other person's statement
"fully?" = expression of disbelief
"fully" = superlative

Josh has an expletive that cracks me up! Sooo Adelaide. hehehe. I haven't heard him use it for years though.


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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:lol nice Flash!
Personally I pick up bits and pieces from talking with people all over the world.
biggrin I'm a walking example of multi-culturalism!
I use Nice for just about everything.
As well, the Canadian youth can use right for every 3rd word...it was on an interview for 60 minutes. In 70 words or something, he said right 23 times ^.^'
It's also very versatile biggrin


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Seraphire


Seraphire

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Location: Under your stairs

Total posts: 270
Posted:Spanner pretty much covered all the less offencive kind of slang, being a navy city, people can swear a blue curse for a few good days.

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Total posts: 3288
Posted:fully siiiiick maaaate!

(I dont know which expletive you mean flashy? smile)

Josh


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Stormy, Queen of Vodka


Stormy, Queen of Vodka

The HoP Industrial Rainbow Fairy
Location: Near Portsmouth, UK

Total posts: 385
Posted:The phrase 'eww' for nasty or unpleasant has entered into my college recently, and the word 'like' as a conjunction. For example:

And it was all, like, weird and eww!

'Pervert' has also become a term of endearment where I go to college which is baffling when you think about it lol!

Oh and the term 'well' is always used a lot down here (Portsmouth/Havant area) to express how good something was:

It was well good

And 'awww mayte' is another one a lot of people down here use lol. It's funny when you think about all the weird things people say.


.You've got invisible fangs and cherry nun bangs,
Your erotic cabaret is non stop
You're wearing too many belts
And I bet they leave welts
Shut up and dance cause I wanna pop.

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:'Im not being funny, but yeh...'
'OMG innit!'
'like...like....yeh and like...'


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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There

Total posts: 6140
Posted:Thanks to Little Britian (tv show) , "yeah i know" is said a lot. The definition is pretty self explanatory except that it's said a lot.



Also thanks to Little Britain - yeah but no but yeah but...

Is said a lot in my local town.



Also i hear people calling each other "ho" (as in whore) a lot. They say it in a friendly manner to each other which mystifies me.



And lastly i hear, "What it is right..." at the start of sentences.



edit: I told someone i wasn't feeling "too shabby" and they didn't know what i meant. I thought it was well known, well anyway it means bad.. so saying Dont feel too shabby means you dont feel too bad.

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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian

Total posts: 3383
Posted:cause ive been round boaders a bit im used to 'sick' and 'sweat', also from lancs/manc i hear a lot of 'did ya not know' at the end of a sentence (if it makes sense), also innit, man, i tend to say cool a lot.

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Spanner
BRONZE Member since Feb 2003

Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...

Total posts: 2790
Posted:Written by: StormFeather


Oh and the term 'well' is always used a lot down here (Portsmouth/Havant area) to express how good something was:



It was well good



And 'awww mayte' is another one a lot of people down here use lol. It's funny when you think about all the weird things people say.





Yep, we've got those down here too. cool



Here's a few more for you:



Bez

Travel/to travel in/on a private vehicle.



Fancy going for a bez?

I bezzed down here in my car



Boss

Great.



Chatting it

Talking about something.



Epic

Over the top.



Harsh/Raucous/Savage

Not great.



Getting involved

Interfering.



Fair play

Something reasonable, agreeable.



Kicking off

Someone becoming angry, or a situation becoming violent.



Next

Average ("as much as the next man").



Rocking

Wearing something.



Style mag

Wearing something you'd expect to see in a fashion magazine.



What's (s/he) saying?

What did s/he say, what's going on where s/he is?



I'm surprised to hear things from other parts of the world which we use here too, but would probably be even more surprised to hear our slang being used elsewhere.



And you're bang on (by that I mean "right" ubblol) with what you said about most of it being rude, Seraphire. Most of it's very local though. Ever heard of the phrase "Getting off at Fratton"? biggrin


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you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:Why can't the English...?

Stumbled across this today

Read the article about half way down the page, about the Canadian teacher who came to teach at my school biggrin


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Puresock


Puresock

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Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:The phrases used in Nathan Barley (Uk, Channel 4, 10pm Friday) are creeping into my friends' conversations, including such greats as "It's well mexico", "It's totally futile" and "it's well cheeks", all of which make absolutely no sense in context but generally mean good.

"Take that, math!"

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ImmortalAngel
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Total posts: 578
Posted:Aimee, I loved the article biggrin Especially the last bit!
I'm glad I read that before I go there and pull the same stuff she did lol!
I heard a comedian from Canada talking about his experience as a bartender in UK.
Here (north america) Fag is a really rude insult for a homosexual.
The comedian, being fresh out of high school, where homosexuality is the most hated thing, hearing the phrase "Can I bum a fag?" of course meaning "Can I have a smoke /cig?", went nuts over it ^.^'
All in all I don't think Canada has to many local vocals... other than our infamous "eh".
And it's true, we don't say aboot, nor are we all lumberjacks or eskimos. Yes, some of us are curlers and hockey players, and we are proud to be the only country where Pond hockey is the national passtime of children of all ages.


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